Well, someone asked a question about references here. Soooo, I decided to do a search on Google, and up came one of my sites instead of Passport Canada, haha. It's funny because I barely touch on the subject, but this will be a specific post.
Who Can Be My Reference on the Passport Application?
- Anyone that has personally known you for 2 years, is not your relative and speaks English or French
Who CAN'T Be My Passport Application References?
- Your Guarantor cannot be your reference
- If your reference is outside of Canada, they still must speak English or French
Who Should be my Canadian Passport Reference?
- People With Cell Phones, since they can be easily contacted
- People who know you well and could, in theory, fill out your application for you (ie: they know where you live, where you work, around when you were born, etc)
Who SHOULDN'T Be My Passport Application Reference?
- People that might be unavailable should Passport Canada try to verify things
- People that Passport Canada might have some reason to not trust (I'll leave that with you)